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Researcher: Thomas, SL (Dr Sharon Thomas)

Fields of Research

Specialist Studies in Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Higher Education
Educational Technology and Computing
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Community Child Health
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Urban Sociology and Community Studies

Research Objectives

Education and Training Systems
Education and Training
Learner and Learning
School/Institution Policies and Development
Teacher and Instructor Development
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Languages and Literature
Behaviour and Health
Learner Development
Employment Patterns and Change
Management and Productivity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Arts education academics’ perceptions of eLearning & teaching in Australian early childhood and primary ITE degrees; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Broadening conceptions of what constitutes knowledge and evidence in SoTL; International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Coming home: university exchange students' narratives of cultural re-entry
Cultures of Learning: Teaching Matters 2010 Conference; Cultures of Learning
Digital Narrative and the Humanities: An Evaluation of the Use of Digital Storytelling in an Australian Undergraduate Literary Studies Program; Higher Education Studies
Do labels matter when implementing change? Implications of labelling an academic as a champion - results from a case study; Studies in Higher Education
Evidencing the impact of pre-service teachers: shifting the conversation; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
Expert versus novice users: Power rules in virtual space; The Australian Educational Researcher
International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique; Higher Education Research and Development
Living with paradox: The experience of living and teaching in another culture
Making the invisible visible; Teaching and Learning Forum
Narrative inquiry: embracing the possibilities; Qualitative Research Journal
New International academics' narratives of cross-cultural transition; International Journal of Higher Education
Productive Dissonance: Using Digital Narratives in the Australian Literature Classroom; Antipodes
Salutogenesis: a framework for perinatal mental wellbeing; Australian Journal of Child and Family Health Nursing
Teachers and students as co-participants in the assessment process: Integrating learning and assessment for student empowerment; Evaluations and Assessment Conference
The 'messy' business of academic developers leading other academic developers: critical reflection on a curriculum realignment exercise; International Journal for Academic Development
The culture shock phenomenon - Symptoms, 'cures' and implications; Language, Culture and Society Journal
Thinking critically about learning in the discipline: Engaging students in Architectural education; Enhancing Higher Education, Theory & Sholarship

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

If it Takes a Village to Raise a Child-As an Old African Proverb Suggests-Then What Sustains That Effort in Contemporary Australian Society With Regard to Academically
The Role of Distributive Leadership in Implementing Criterion-referenced Assessment- A Case Study of a University
What Do Parents and Parenting Health Professionals Understand by the Question- "What Creates Perinatal Mental Health?"